It needs a friend, in troubled times,
to lay a hand upon your own;
to turn away the shadows of the past,
seeing seeds of hope are sown.
Someone standing by to fill a lonely gap;
to give, and to receive in giving,
more joy in fleeting moments
than once you had in living.
So listen now to these few words ---
If you think you've reached the end,
in your hoping and your waiting,
share your living with a friend.
© 1967 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh